New year, a new parade! In a signature style befitting one of the most iconic Disney villains, Maleficent makes her triumphant return to Disney’s Festival of Fantasy parade at the Magic Kingdom. And the big rumor is that she’s had some work done, although she would never admit it.
Maleficent Float Changes
Don’t worry she didn’t change too much. She is still sporting her classic Steampunk style. Maleficent returns in full dragon form, complete with enhanced safety features to keep her in check. If you didn’t know last year she accidentally caught fire during the middle of the parade. Where she was immediately removed and hasn’t been spotted since. Good news is that Disney took care of here and fixed her right up.
Maleficent isn’t the only one making a return, also making their return to the parade are Prince Phillip; the Fairies Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather. Plus you can once again spot the mischievous “Ravens” who fly around Maleficent just waiting to do her bidding.
Maleficent brings all of her villainy back to the Disney’s Festival of Fantasy parade. This is just one part of the daily spectacular where enchanting stories and characters from Fantasyland come to life for Magic Kingdom guests.
More About Festival of Fantasy Parade
The fanciful tribute to Fantasyland highlights several new and classic Disney and Pixar stories on a grand scale. There are nearly 100 performers. Some are on stilts, swings and flying rigs. We love all the vibrant costumes in this lively mini-Broadway cavalcade soaring to new heights on Main Street, U.S.A.
The parade also features beloved characters from favorite Disney stories. both newer treasures like “Tangled” and “Frozen” to classics like “Peter Pan” “Cinderella” and – of course – Maleficent’s story “Sleeping Beauty.”
Disney Festival of Fantasy parade is part of a new generation of parades for Disney Parks featuring never-before-used technology on eye-popping floats adorned with Disney characters from more than a dozen fairy tales. Set to an all-new musical score, the dazzling parade floats soar up to three stories tall with spirited performers donning dramatic costumes crafted at ten different design houses across the country.
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